Hot off the heels of producing three of the five Grammy nominees for Comedy Album of the Year, Jack Vaughn has a brand-new gig as head of comedy programming for SiriusXM satellite radio.
Vaughn, who created Comedy Central Records in 2002, had worked at Comedy Dynamics and New Wave as their senior vice president of production and distribution since 2012.
He helped shepherd two Grammy nominees in 2014, and for the 2016 Grammys, his Comedy Dynamics produced three nominees — Louis C.K.: Live At Madison Square Garden; Lisa Lampanelli: Back To The Drawing Board; and Craig Ferguson: Just Being Honest.
“This is an incredible opportunity to join the preeminent provider of comedy programming in radio,” said Vaughn in the official announcement. “SiriusXM is a great platform to leverage to acquire and develop new programming as well as to find new avenues to grow SiriusXM’s amazing existing comedy lineup. I look forward to continuing to make SiriusXM a key destination for all comedians – whether they work local clubs or stadiums – where they can reach millions of comedy fans.”
As senior vice president, comedy programming, Vaughn will report directly to SiriusXM President and COO Scott Greenstein.
“We are very excited to have Jack join SiriusXM to lead our comedy programming, which is an important part of our unique and premium content,” Greenstein said. “We believe Jack’s experience will help create further opportunities to grow our comedy offering. His proven track record and key relationships in the comedy world make him an ideal executive to join SiriusXM.”
SiriusXM’s comedy line-up of channels includes Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy’s Jeff and Larry’s Comedy Roundup, Comedy Central Radio, Jamie Foxx’s The Foxxhole, Carlin’s Corner, Laugh USA, Comedy Greats, and Raw Dog Comedy Hits. The comedy channels are available to SiriusXM subscribers nationwide on satellite radios, on the SiriusXM app and online at siriusxm.com.